Cheap bus tickets from London to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Cheapest

$14

Average

$28

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Cardiff will cost around $ 28 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 14.

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11:00PMLondon3h25 02:25AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$141One-way
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12:30AMLondon3h15 03:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$141One-way
07:00PMLondon4h10 11:10PMCardiff
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$161One-way
10:00AMLondon4h15 02:15PMCardiff
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$171One-way
08:00AMLondon4h25 12:25PMCardiff
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$171One-way

Bus schedule from London to Cardiff

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12:30AMLondon3h15 03:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:00AMLondon4h25 12:25PMCardiff
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08:00AMLondon4h20 12:20PMCardiff
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08:30AMLondon3h30 12:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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08:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h35 12:25PMCardiff
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08:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h30 12:20PMCardiff
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09:30AMLondon3h30 01:00PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:00AMLondon4h15 02:15PMCardiff
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10:00AMLondon4h10 02:10PMCardiff
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10:30AMLondon3h40 02:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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10:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h20 02:10PMCardiff
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10:50AMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h25 02:15PMCardiff
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11:30AMLondon3h40 03:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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12:00PMLondon4h05 04:05PMCardiff
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12:00PMLondon4h10 04:10PMCardiff
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12:30PMLondon3h50 04:20PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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12:45PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h20 04:05PMCardiff
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12:45PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h25 04:10PMCardiff
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01:00PMLondon4h20 05:20PMCardiff
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01:00PMLondon4h15 05:15PMCardiff
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01:30PMLondon3h25 04:55PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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01:45PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h30 05:15PMCardiff
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01:45PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h35 05:20PMCardiff
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02:00PMLondon3h50 05:50PMCardiff
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02:00PMLondon3h45 05:45PMCardiff
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02:30PMLondon3h45 06:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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02:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h05 05:45PMCardiff
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02:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 05:50PMCardiff
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03:00PMLondon4h05 07:05PMCardiff
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03:00PMLondon4h00 07:00PMCardiff
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03:30PMLondon3h45 07:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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03:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h20 07:00PMCardiff
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03:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h25 07:05PMCardiff
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04:00PMLondon3h45 07:45PMCardiff
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04:00PMLondon3h50 07:50PMCardiff
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04:30PMLondon3h45 08:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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05:00PMLondon4h25 09:25PMCardiff
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05:00PMLondon4h20 09:20PMCardiff
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06:00PMLondon3h45 09:45PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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06:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h20 09:20PMCardiff
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06:00PMLondon3h50 09:50PMCardiff
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06:00PMLondon3h45 09:45PMCardiff
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06:00PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h25 09:25PMCardiff
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06:30PMLondon3h45 10:15PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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07:00PMLondon4h05 11:05PMCardiff
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07:00PMLondon4h10 11:10PMCardiff
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07:30PMLondon3h40 11:10PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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07:45PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h25 11:10PMCardiff
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07:45PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h20 11:05PMCardiff
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08:30PMLondon3h29 11:59PMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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09:30PMLondon3h25 12:55AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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11:00PMLondon3h25 02:25AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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Sun
Jan 30
$75Great Western Railway
$13National Express
Mon
Jan 31
$69Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Tue
Feb 1
$64Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 2
$64Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Thu
Feb 3
$64Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 4
$64Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Sat
Feb 5
$69Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
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Feb 6
$69Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
Mon
Feb 7
$40Great Western Railway
$8Megabus
Tue
Feb 8
$64Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Wed
Feb 9
$64Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Thu
Feb 10
$64Great Western Railway
$4Flixbus
Fri
Feb 11
$60Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
Sat
Feb 12
$74Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
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Feb 13
$74Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
Mon
Feb 14
$60Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
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Feb 15
$59Great Western Railway
$6Flixbus
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Feb 16
$60Great Western Railway
$5Flixbus
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Bus times from London to Cardiff

Showing times and prices for Jan 30

Fastest Journey

3 h 5 m

Average

3 h 43 m

Buses per day

52

Distance

211 km

Of the 52 buses that leave London for Cardiff every day 52 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 211 km distance in an average of 3 h 43 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 3 h 5 m .

The slowest buses will take 4 h 25 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
02:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h05 05:45PMCardiff
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$301One-way
2nd Fastest
02:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h10 05:50PMCardiff
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$301One-way
12:30AMLondon3h15 03:45AMCardiff, Sophia Gardens
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$141One-way
03:40PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h20 07:00PMCardiff
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$441One-way
12:45PMLondon, Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 33h20 04:05PMCardiff
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$411One-way

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Overview: Bus from London to Cardiff

distanceDistance131 miles (211 km)
durationAverage bus duration4 h
priceAverage bus ticket price$6 (€5)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express or Megabus

Buses from London to Cardiff cover the 131 miles (211 km) long journey taking on average 4 h with our travel partners like National Express or Megabus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this journey for as low as $4 (€3), but the average price of bus tickets is $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Bus providers: National Express from London to Cardiff

Find the best buses between London and Cardiff with Omio's travel partners National Express from $4 (€3). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

National Express

National Express is the leading bus company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 buses a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express buses are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most buses are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the London - Cardiff bus: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

  • Average Price: $13

When purchasing your National Express bus tickets to Cardiff from London, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Buses from London to Cardiff

Buses in the United Kingdom are a convenient and affordable way to travel between cities, with a number of bus companies operating domestic and international bus routes. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and run seven days a week. Buses from London to Cardiff are operated by National Express and take just over 3 hours to arrive in Cardiff with frequent departures between around 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. National Express buses traveling from London to Cardiff depart from London Victoria Coach Station and arrive at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.

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London to Cardiff Bus Cost

Average prices for buses from London to Cardiff when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

€24

1 Day in Advance

€24

1 Week in Advance

€19

2 Weeks in Advance

€19

1 Month in Advance

€10

3 Months in Advance

€6

London to Cardiff Buses: General Information


While taking a bus is slower than flying or taking the train, it is significantly cheaper and can take as little as 3:10 h to arrive in Cardiff.

  • autobus All London to Cardiff buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus Most buses are direct, departing from either London's Victoria bus station or Sutton Rail Station and arriving at Cardiff Sophia Gardens bus station.
  • autobus Traveling from London to Cardiff by bus takes as little as 3 hours and 10 minutes.
  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 day in advance of the travel date.




Based on Omio's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Cardiff buses decrease the further they are booked in advance :

  • It is 21% cheaper to book a London to Cardiff bus ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • London to Cardiff bus tickets are 58% cheaper on average when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a bus ticket the day of.

Taking the Bus from London

One of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world, London is also one of the most popular cities in the world for tourists to visit, attracting over 14 million visitors annually. London offers so much to anyone who visits. There is a large number of galleries, museums, and sights to see. Such as the Tate Modern Gallery, the National Gallery, The British Museum and the Natural History Museum. There are the famous sights of Big Ben, Tower Bridge, St Pauls Cathedral and The Tower of London. There is an interesting blend of both modern and old architecture with a mix of architectural styles all around the city with the older buildings of London is also home to the recently opened Shard skyscraper which is the highest building in the EU.

National Express leaves from London Victoria Coach Station, which has convenient underground and bus links with London and the suburbs. The coach station is on the District, Circle and Victoria lines of the London Underground and has a taxi rank at the entrance. It is within walking district of Victoria Railway Station where regional trains from South London and Sussex arrive. London Bus operates frequent night bus routes seven days a week.

Getting into Cardiff by Bus

The capital city of Wales, Cardiff has seen lots of redevelopment in recent years. The city is now home to three universities, meaning that there is a high number of students living in the city. Cardiff Castle should be visited as this is a very well preserved castle. Visitors could take a trip to Cardiff Bay as here there are plenty of restaurants and bars that can be found here. The National Museum Cardiff is well worth a visit too as this hosts both national and international pieces and one of the finest art collections in Europe. Cardiff is also home to the Millennium Stadium which has played host to countless football, rugby, and concerts. The atmosphere here during a rugby match can be very electric! The city also has Cardiff International Pool which is the largest indoor swimming facility of its kind in the UK. Anyone wanting to do some shopping should head to the St Davids Centre as here you can find all of your favorite shops in one center. Cardiff also has the Capitol Centre and Queens Arcade shopping centers.

Cardiff Central Bus Station is located next to the city's train station and is a few minutes walk from the city center. Cardiff has several local bus companies, including Stagecoach, Veolia, and First Cymru. They provide frequent routes across the city, to the university and out to the airport and surrounding towns. Taxis are available at the station.

Travel Tips: Bus to Cardiff from London

Take the bus to Cardiff easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Cardiff.
FAQs

How much are cheap buses between London and Cardiff?

Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Cardiff from London for the next 7 days starting from $4 (€3)  one way.

What is the price of a bus ticket to Cardiff from London?

The London to Cardiff bus ticket price is on average $6 (€5)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How far is London to Cardiff by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between London and Cardiff by bus to be approximately 131 miles (211 km).

How long is the bus from London to Cardiff?

On average the London to Cardiff bus travel time is 4 h  for the 131 miles (211 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

What station does the bus from London to Cardiff depart from? Which Cardiff bus station do I come into from London?

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Cardiff, Sophia Gardens.

Where do I find the London bus station to Cardiff? Where is the Cardiff bus station?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city center of London.

The most popular arrival bus station, Cardiff, Sophia Gardens, is located 0.5 miles (844 m) away from the city center of Cardiff.

Which bus providers can take me to Cardiff from London?

If you're looking for buses from London to Cardiff, you can rely on National Express or Megabus to get you to Cardiff. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the London to Cardiff journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

Is there a direct bus from London to Cardiff?

Yes, there are direct buses from London to Cardiff, and you can find a direct bus for this trip with Flixbus or Megabus  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your bus ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

When can I take the first bus from London to Cardiff? When can I take the last bus for the day?

You can take the earliest bus from London to Cardiff at 12: 00 PM   or take the last bus from London to Cardiff leaving at 6: 00 PM. Look for the latest London to Cardiff bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this trip.

When should I book the London to Cardiff bus for the best deals on tickets?

The price of a one way bus ticket from London to Cardiff is on average $6 (€5) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this route. In general, you can find bus tickets between London and Cardiff available a few months in advance.